Guten Tag, Berlin: The Harvard Art Museums Fellows

Jun 7, 2013

Artist Jonathan Meese, curator Lynette Roth, and Harvard Art Museums Director Tom Lentz, in Meese’s studio.

Berlin is an important crossroads in the art world: it is home to many internationally acclaimed contemporary artists and some of the world’s most important collections. The Fellows of the Harvard Art Museums recently toured the city, exploring its vibrant art scene.

Led by Susanne Ebbinghaus, George M. A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art, and Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Fellows visited the studios of Jonathan Meese and Wolfgang Tillmans, a number of private collections, and museums and galleries, including the Neues Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Neue Nationalgalerie, and Sammlung Boros.

  • Lynette Roth and Fellows look at Thomas Saraceno’s Flying Garden at Sammlung Boros. Thomas Saraceno, Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/32SW, 2007. Courtesy Boros Collection, Berlin.
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    Lynette Roth and Fellows look at Thomas Saraceno’s Flying Garden at Sammlung Boros. Thomas Saraceno, Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/32SW, 2007. Courtesy Boros Collection, Berlin.

  • Ampelmännchen, the figure found on pedestrian crossing lights in the former German Democratic Republic. Photos: Jeannie Ingram.
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    Ampelmännchen, the figure found on pedestrian crossing lights in the former German Democratic Republic. Photos: Jeannie Ingram.